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Our Team

Our Team

Director, Global HOPE

Dr. David Poplack is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of pediatric oncology and served as Director of Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers for 25 years. Under his leadership, Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers grew exponentially – from seven faculty members... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Street, Suite 1570 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-4556

Administrative Director, Cancer and Hematology Centers

Kristi Wilson-Lewis, MSSW
Kristi Wilson-Lewis, has served as Administrative Director of the Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers (TXCH) at Texas Children’s Hospital since 1993. In this role, she is responsible for the overall administrative operations of the largest academic pediatric hematology-oncology center... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Ave., Ste. 1570 Houston, TX 77023 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Director, Global HOPE Hematology Program

Dr. Gladstone Airewele is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, and is the Director of the Global Hematology Program at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers, Houston, Texas. He specializes in pediatric sickle cell disease. His clinical... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street, Suite 1580.27 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-4849

Director, Global HOPE Oncology Program

Dr. Parth Mehta is the Director of the Global Oncology Program. Before relocating back to the United States, Dr. Mehta lived in Africa from 2007 to 2011. Dr. Mehta served as the Director of the Haemophilia and Oncology Clinic of Botswana at the Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone, Botswana. His... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Street Suite 1025.08 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: Main Campus Office: 832-824-4598

Director, Global HOPE Research Program

Along with Dr. Kenneth McClain, Dr. Carl Allen has developed the largest Histiocytosis Center in the world with over 100 new diagnoses annually. Dr. Allen graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health with his medical degree and doctorate of philosophy. He completed... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Suite 750 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-4312

Director, Global HOPE Education Program

Dr. Jeremy Slone, an Assistant Professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH), specializes clinically in pediatric solid tumors. His clinical research focuses on pediatric cancer epidemiology in low and middle income countries (LMICs), particularly... Read more

Address: One Baylor Plaza Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-1024

Associate Director, Global HOPE Education Program

Dr. Torrey’s career in pediatric emergency medicine has included administration, education and clinical care. She now focuses primarily on faculty development, mentoring and global health. In addition to her role in the Section of Emergency Medicine, she is an associate division director for... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Suite A2210 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-6458

Director, Community Advocacy and Awareness

Dr. Heather Lukolyo is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and directs the Community Outreach and Advocacy division of the Global Hematology Oncology Pediatric Excellence (HOPE) program. She also cares for children as a pediatric hospitalist at... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Ave., Ste. 1570 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-0938

Assistant Director, Global HOPE

Elise Ishigami, MBA, MPH
Elise Ishigami is the Assistant Director of the Global Hematology Oncology Pediatric Excellence program (HOPE) at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers. She leads the administrative operations and strategic planning of the centers’ global programs in Africa focused around patient care,... Read more


Director, Angola Sickle Cell Initiative

Silvinia Kahan, MD



Botswana - Global HOPE Medical Director

Dr. Jeremy Slone, an Assistant Professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH), specializes clinically in pediatric solid tumors. His clinical research focuses on pediatric cancer epidemiology in low and middle income countries (LMICs), particularly... Read more

Address: One Baylor Plaza Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-1024

Botswana

Kamusisi Chinyundo, MD
Kamusisi Chinyundo is based in Botswana.


Maria Dunn, DO



Savarra M. Mantzor, MD
Dr. Savarra Mantzor is a pediatrician in Botswana with the Global Hematology Oncology Pediatric Excellence (HOPE) Program. She has been working in Botswana in the Department of Pediatrics for the past two years, previously as the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Pincus Global Health Fellow.... Read more


Dr. Jeremy Slone, an Assistant Professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH), specializes clinically in pediatric solid tumors. His clinical research focuses on pediatric cancer epidemiology in low and middle income countries (LMICs), particularly... Read more

Address: One Baylor Plaza Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-1024

Malawi - Global HOPE Medical Director




Malawi

Minke H.W. Huibers, MD
Supply of good medical care in resource-limited setting worldwide is a need, and providing good clinical practice in this environment can be challenging. This challenge is one Dr. Minke Huibers would like to take during her career as doctor, pediatrician and maybe in the future as pediatric... Read more


Uganda - Global HOPE Medical Director

Dr. Joseph is a member of the Global Oncology Program, Lymphoma Program, and the Epidemiology Program. He is currently serving as the Medical Director for the Global HOPE Program in Uganda, the Director of the East Africa Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Training Program, and Chair of the... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1510 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-4242

Uganda - Global HOPE Hematology Director

Dr. Peter Wasswa is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers. He is currently the Medical Director for the Global HOPE Program in Malawi. His special interest is in childhood hematological cancer, particularly in developing countries. Having trained in... Read more

Address: United States See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-4242

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Director, Global HOPE

Dr. David Poplack is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of pediatric oncology and served as Director of Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers for 25 years. Under his leadership, Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers grew exponentially – from seven faculty members... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Street, Suite 1570 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-4556

Administrative Director, Cancer and Hematology Centers

Kristi Wilson-Lewis, MSSW
Kristi Wilson-Lewis, has served as Administrative Director of the Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers (TXCH) at Texas Children’s Hospital since 1993. In this role, she is responsible for the overall administrative operations of the largest academic pediatric hematology-oncology center... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Ave., Ste. 1570 Houston, TX 77023 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Director, Global HOPE Hematology Program

Dr. Gladstone Airewele is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, and is the Director of the Global Hematology Program at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers, Houston, Texas. He specializes in pediatric sickle cell disease. His clinical... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street, Suite 1580.27 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-4849

Director, Global HOPE Oncology Program

Dr. Parth Mehta is the Director of the Global Oncology Program. Before relocating back to the United States, Dr. Mehta lived in Africa from 2007 to 2011. Dr. Mehta served as the Director of the Haemophilia and Oncology Clinic of Botswana at the Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone, Botswana. His... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Street Suite 1025.08 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: Main Campus Office: 832-824-4598

Director, Global HOPE Research Program

Along with Dr. Kenneth McClain, Dr. Carl Allen has developed the largest Histiocytosis Center in the world with over 100 new diagnoses annually. Dr. Allen graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health with his medical degree and doctorate of philosophy. He completed... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Suite 750 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-4312

Director, Global HOPE Education Program

Dr. Jeremy Slone, an Assistant Professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH), specializes clinically in pediatric solid tumors. His clinical research focuses on pediatric cancer epidemiology in low and middle income countries (LMICs), particularly... Read more

Address: One Baylor Plaza Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-1024

Associate Director, Global HOPE Education Program

Dr. Torrey’s career in pediatric emergency medicine has included administration, education and clinical care. She now focuses primarily on faculty development, mentoring and global health. In addition to her role in the Section of Emergency Medicine, she is an associate division director for... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Suite A2210 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-6458

Director, Community Advocacy and Awareness

Dr. Heather Lukolyo is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and directs the Community Outreach and Advocacy division of the Global Hematology Oncology Pediatric Excellence (HOPE) program. She also cares for children as a pediatric hospitalist at... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Ave., Ste. 1570 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-0938

Assistant Director, Global HOPE

Elise Ishigami, MBA, MPH
Elise Ishigami is the Assistant Director of the Global Hematology Oncology Pediatric Excellence program (HOPE) at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers. She leads the administrative operations and strategic planning of the centers’ global programs in Africa focused around patient care,... Read more


Director, Angola Sickle Cell Initiative

Silvinia Kahan, MD



Botswana - Global HOPE Medical Director

Dr. Jeremy Slone, an Assistant Professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH), specializes clinically in pediatric solid tumors. His clinical research focuses on pediatric cancer epidemiology in low and middle income countries (LMICs), particularly... Read more

Address: One Baylor Plaza Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-1024

Botswana

Kamusisi Chinyundo, MD
Kamusisi Chinyundo is based in Botswana.


Maria Dunn, DO



Savarra M. Mantzor, MD
Dr. Savarra Mantzor is a pediatrician in Botswana with the Global Hematology Oncology Pediatric Excellence (HOPE) Program. She has been working in Botswana in the Department of Pediatrics for the past two years, previously as the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Pincus Global Health Fellow.... Read more


Dr. Jeremy Slone, an Assistant Professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH), specializes clinically in pediatric solid tumors. His clinical research focuses on pediatric cancer epidemiology in low and middle income countries (LMICs), particularly... Read more

Address: One Baylor Plaza Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-1024

Malawi - Global HOPE Medical Director




Malawi

Minke H.W. Huibers, MD
Supply of good medical care in resource-limited setting worldwide is a need, and providing good clinical practice in this environment can be challenging. This challenge is one Dr. Minke Huibers would like to take during her career as doctor, pediatrician and maybe in the future as pediatric... Read more


Uganda - Global HOPE Medical Director

Dr. Joseph is a member of the Global Oncology Program, Lymphoma Program, and the Epidemiology Program. He is currently serving as the Medical Director for the Global HOPE Program in Uganda, the Director of the East Africa Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Training Program, and Chair of the... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1510 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-4242

Uganda - Global HOPE Hematology Director

Dr. Peter Wasswa is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers. He is currently the Medical Director for the Global HOPE Program in Malawi. His special interest is in childhood hematological cancer, particularly in developing countries. Having trained in... Read more

Address: United States See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-4242